I’ve been trying to find a ‘realistic’ or at least believable depiction of a light throwing hammer, that would be the equivalent to the ‘Light Hammer’ in D&D 5E (which has the thrown property).
When I go looking for throwing hammers, I either get the sports item that resembled a ball and chain, or I get a large two handed warhammers, or more references to D&D/Role-Playing games.
The first time I remember seeing the ‘light hammer’ is in the 3.5e handbook, which looks completely unthrowable.
The reason I say that, is that the bit that it meant to hurt the opponent is also the heavy part that the handle would spin around.
So, is throwing a held hammer (not the sports item that resembles a Meteor Hammer, nor a throwing stick like a Rungu or Iwisa) something that D&D has picked up from historical precedent, or was it added apropos of nothing?